LowPoly Fish: UK Freshwater Species

I’ve recently been working on amalgamating as much freshwater fish data as possible, and ended up with a dataset with 350,000+ individual fish records. An amazing dataset, and just a subset – in this case, from the period 2002-2012 (centring on the LCM 2007 dataset). This work is part of the Hydroscape project and it’s going to create a fantastic resource for this work and future research.

The data is amazing, but I wanted to make it a bit more fun, so here are the unique recorded freshwater fish species from this period, sourced entirely from ‘labelled for reuse’ imagery then passed through a LowPoly filter. The following fish are the unique species recorded in the UK from this period, minus the genus-level data and hybrid species (see here +SVGs). Enjoy!

Allis shad
Alosa alosa

Amur bitterling
Rhodeus sericeus

Arctic char
Salvelinus alpinus

Atlantic salmon
Salmo salar

Brook lamprey
Lampetra planeri

Brook trout
Salvelinus fontinalis

Brown trout
Salmo trutta

Common barbel
Barbus barbus

Common bleak
Alburnus alburnus

Common carp
Cyprinus carpio

Common chub
Squalius cephalus

Common dab
Limanda limanda

Common dace
Leuciscus leuciscus

Common goby
Pomatoschistus microps

Common minnow
Phoxinus phoxinus

Common perch
Perca fluviatilis

Common roach
Rutilus rutilus

Common rudd
Scardinius erythrophthalmus

Corkwing wrasse
Symphodus (Crenilabrus) melops

Crucian carp
Carassius carassius

Eurasian ruffe
Gymnocephalus cernuus

European bass
Dicentrarchus labrax

European bullhead
Cottus gobio

European eel
Anguilla anguilla

European flounder
Platichthys flesus

European river lamprey
Lampetra fluviatilis

European sea sturgeon
Acipenser sturio

European smelt
Osmerus eperlanus

European sprat
Sprattus sprattus

European whitefish
Coregonus lavaretus

Freshwater bream
Abramis brama

Golden grey mullet
Liza aurata

Carassius auratus

Grass carp
Ctenopharyngodon idella

Thymallus thymallus

Gobio gobio

Leuciscus idus

Ninespine stickleback
Pungitius pungitius

Northern pike
Esox lucius

Pleuronectes platessa

Lepomis gibbosus

Rainbow trout
Oncorhynchus mykiss

River trout
Salmo trutta subsp. fario

Sand goby
Pomatoschistus minutus

Sea lamprey
Petromyzon marinus

Sea trout
Salmo trutta subsp. trutta

Spined loach
Cobitis taenia

Stone loach
Barbatula barbatula

Stone moroko
Pseudorasbora parva

Straightnose pipefish
Nerophis ophidion

Leucaspius delineatus

Tinca tinca

Thicklip grey mullet
Chelon labrosus

Thinlip mullet
Liza ramada

Three-spined stickleback
Gasterosteus aculeatus

Twait shad
Alosa fallax

Coregonus albula

Weis catfish
Silurus glanis

White bream
Blicca bjoerkna

White sucker
Catostomus commersoni

Sander lucioperca


Other Records

Genus-level data:

  • Alosa
  • Cetorhinidae
  • Gobiidae
  • Lampetra
  • Mugilidae
  • Petromyzontidae
  • Pleuronectidae
  • Pomatoschistus
  • Pseudotropheus

Hydrid species:

  • Abramis bjoerkna x Scardinius erythrophthalmus
  • Abramis brama x Abramis bjoerkna
  • Abramis brama x Rutilus rutilus
  • Abramis brama x Scardinius erythrophthalmus
  • Alburnus alburnus x Leuciscus leuciscus
  • Alburnus alburnus x Rutilus rutilus
  • Carassius auratus x Carassius carassius
  • Carassius auratus x Cyprinus carpio
  • Carassius carassius x Cyprinus carpio
  • Cyprinus carpio x Carassius carassius
  • Leuciscus cephalus x Alburnus alburnus
  • Leuciscus cephalus x Leuciscus leuciscus
  • Leuciscus cephalus x Rutilus rutilus
  • Leuciscus leuciscus x Alburnus alburnus
  • Leuciscus leuciscus x Rutilus rutilus
  • Rutilus rutilus x Abramis bjoerkna
  • Rutilus rutilus x Abramis brama
  • Rutilus rutilus x Leuciscus cephalus
  • Rutilus rutilus x Leuciscus leuciscus
  • Rutilus rutilus x Scardinius erythrophthalmus
  • Salmo trutta x Oncorhynchus mykiss
  • Salmo trutta x Salmo salar
  • Salmo trutta x Salvelinus fontinalis
  • Scardinius erythrophthalmus x Abramis bjoerkna
  • Scardinius erythrophthalmus x Abramis brama


Feel free to use the SVGs as you wish.
And here’s all the fish as a UK Guide.


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